Five (5) Maps of the World and North America, including Hondius. 1st item: Typus Orbis Terrarum English folio edition map, engraved by Jodocus Hondius based on the map by Abraham Ortelius, 1625. Published by Henry Featherstone, London. From "Purchas his Pilgrimes" by Samuel Purchas. Copper plate engraving depicting the Western and Eastern Hemispheres of the world with countries, regions, bodies of water, and other areas of interested labeled. Title centered above map, Psalm 24 centered below map. Two paragraphs of English text with "Chap. 9 Asia. The fir[s]st Booke. 39" above text. Map secured (not taped) to mat with plastic archival tabs. Housed in a light grey mat. Sight – 12 1/4" H x 8 3/8" W. Sheet – 13" H x 8 3/4" W. Mat – 16 1/4" H x 12 1/2" W. Early 17th century. 2nd item: Mappe Monde ou Carte Genle. de la Terre, produced for the Academy of Science, Paris, circa 1750. Copper plate engraving with hand coloring depicting the Western Hemisphere with North America divided between "Nouveau Mexique" and "La Louisiane" and California depicted as an island. Regions, bodies of water, the Equator, Tropic of Cancer and Capricorn, the Arctic Circle, and Antarctica labeled. Two paragraphs of French text below "Description du Globe Terrestre", top half, map with title, lower half. Typed and handwritten labels en verso. Map secured (not taped) to mat with plastic archival tabs. Housed in a green mat. Sight – 8 7/8" H x 5 1/4" W. Sheet – 9" H x 5 1/4" W. Mat – 12 7/8" H x 9 3/8" W. Mid 18th century. 3rd item: New Map of North America 1785. Published by Harrison and Company, London. Copper plate engraving with hand coloring depicting North America with the original colonies, Canada, the Louisiana territory, New Albion, and California. States, regions, bodies of water, and other areas of interest labeled. "Longitude W. from London" lower left under image. Map surrounded by scale notations and a line border. Matted and housed under glass in a wooden frame. Plate – 7 3/4" H x 11 1/8" W. Sight – 8 5/8" H x 12 1/2" W. Framed – 15 1/2" H x 18 5/8" W. Late 18th century. 4th item: New Map of the Garden of Eden &c., engraved by Evans and Conder, circa 1792. Published by Alexander Hogg, London. From The Christian's New and Complete British Family Bible by Dr. Reverend Wright. Copper plate engraving depicting the Holy Land centered around the "Land of Cush" with geographical and biblical location identified including possible locations for the "Land of Eden" and Mt. Ararat "Where the Ark rested". Decorative title cartouche lower left, compass rose, center right. Map surrounded by scale notions and decorative border. Housed and matted under glass in a gilt wood frame. Sight – 11 3/4" H x 8 7/8" W. Framed – 15 5/8" H x 13 1/8" W. Late 18th century. 5th item: Carte de la Dispersion des Peuples apres le Deluge map, published by Felix Delamarche, 1832. From "Atlas de la Geographie Ancienne, du moyen age, et modern". Copper plate engraving with hand coloring showing the division of the world, primarily the Mediterranean, among the descendants of Noah after the Biblical Flood. Countries, regions, cities, bodies of water, locations of Native American tribes, and other areas of interest labeled. Title lower left. Color code above map, "Longitudo a Meridiano Parisiensi" centered below map. Map surrounded by scale notations and line border. Plate – 13" H x 18 1/8" W. Sheet – 13 3/8" H x 19 3/8" W. Provenance: The Estate of Celia (Cece) Webb, Nashville, TN. CONDITION: All items overall good condition with foxing spots, toning, dampstaining, tears, etc. to be expected from age. 2nd item: Trimmed to plate. 3rd-4th items: Not examined outside of frame.
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